Western Digital 320GB 2.5" Laptop Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm 8MB Cache - 49.99 Free delivery
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Western Digital 320GB 2.5" Laptop Hard Drive SATAII 5400rpm 8MB Cache - 49.99 Free delivery

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Found 5th Oct 2008Made hot 6th Oct 2008
on offer at ebuyer 49.99 with free delivery
120 in stock

or grab the toshiba if you prefer 52.12


not a bad price for upgrading ps3/laptop

play is 59.99

Product Description WD Scorpio WD3200BEVT - hard drive - 320 GB - SATA-300
Type Hard drive - internal
Form Factor 2.5" x 1/8H
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7 cm x 10 cm x 9.5 mm
Weight 117 g
Capacity 320 GB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300
Data Transfer Rate 300 MBps
Average Seek Time 12 ms
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm
Buffer Size 8 MB
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty

19 Comments

Good price! Heat added :thumbsup:

good deal for those ps3 upgraders out there (best thing i ever did!)

Ditto, I've got the Toshiba one in mine... Very easy to swap it over. Its actually only 298Gb though, something to do with the rounding of 1024bytes...

Very good price. If I was desperate, I'd grab one now, but I will wait a bit longer for the 500 GB drives get cheaper to add to my laptop. Heat added.

Does this work on a macbook ?

jonathanmusto;3128184

Ditto, I've got the Toshiba one in mine... Very easy to swap it over. … Ditto, I've got the Toshiba one in mine... Very easy to swap it over. Its actually only 298Gb though, something to do with the rounding of 1024bytes...



Computer translates 1GB correctly as 1024MB, but industry says 1000MB. Hence the 'loss' ... been going on FAR too long now and I think something should be done about it to be honest.

I've got this drive in my PS3 .....Bargain price !! :thumbsup:

I think the drive capacity is the Raw size, when it is formatted for use by your operating system it takes some space. There is nothing you can do about this

sanjay;3128473

I think the drive capacity is the Raw size, when it is formatted for use … I think the drive capacity is the Raw size, when it is formatted for use by your operating system it takes some space. There is nothing you can do about this



Formatting uses a small chunk, but the industry not stating that a GB is 1024 MB and so forth, means that we 'lose out' on a bit more of that space. It's a bit naughty really. My 1TB drive formatted to 930GB in NTFS, but in no file format at all ('Raw' if you like), it was about 970GB.

good deal!

are there any adapters through which i can use this as an external usb drive?

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ahujamit;3129006

good deal!are there any adapters through which i can use this as an … good deal!are there any adapters through which i can use this as an external usb drive?


you can buy them on ebay for around 3 or 4 quid mate.

there was a bloke selling a sony vaio aluminium style 1 before

flashjohny;3128194

Does this work on a macbook ?



Hope so - i just bought one for my macbook!

Hey guys, without attempting to sound stupid, what is the point of upgrading the PS3 hard-drive at the moment? Not that many game sare available for direct download and I store the majority of my media on my PC. Am I missing something?

Cheers!

Better spec - slightly more...

Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache

overclockers.co.uk/sho…l=3

Going in my Macbook Pro very soon :w00t:

paolo;3131819

Better spec - slightly more...Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM … Better spec - slightly more...Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM SATA-II 16MB Cachehttp://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-225-WD&tool=3Going in my Macbook Pro very soon :w00t:



Better spec - but more £££, it's £52.99 without vat or delivery, so more like £70

jaykay69;3130698

Hey guys, without attempting to sound stupid, what is the point of … Hey guys, without attempting to sound stupid, what is the point of upgrading the PS3 hard-drive at the moment? Not that many game sare available for direct download and I store the majority of my media on my PC. Am I missing something?Cheers!



Personally I'd find it handy for Singstar, cos the songs for that take up a significant amount of space, plus I could put my entire music collection on the PS3.

If you have PlayTV you can store loads more recorded programmes.

The list goes on...

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stu_the_man;3132360

Better spec - but more £££, it's £52.99 without vat or delivery, so more l … Better spec - but more £££, it's £52.99 without vat or delivery, so more like £70



this drive is more expensive and also runs at a faster 7200 rpm rather than 5400rpm which is the reommended speed for ps3 console any faster and may overheat

Plus a 7200 rpm drive will be noticed much more for two reasons. 1) it will be audibly much louder and 2) it will consume more power than the standard 5400 rpm. For most people, a 5400 rpm drive is more than adequate for data storage. For an operating system though, 7200 rpm is much more favourable.

jaykay69;3130698

Hey guys, without attempting to sound stupid, what is the point of … Hey guys, without attempting to sound stupid, what is the point of upgrading the PS3 hard-drive at the moment? Not that many game sare available for direct download and I store the majority of my media on my PC. Am I missing something?Cheers!



My Ps3 is filled up with films mainly (oh and large installs for some games MGS3 anyone?), since the advent of hidef video files most of my movies average around 6 gig each.
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